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“Do NOT Offer Admissions Under Any Circumstances” College Said of Theater Gunman

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Jim Spellman, CNN, Reporting

(CNN) — The University of Iowa in 2011 rejected a graduate application from alleged Aurora, Colorado, gunman James Holmes, with one official saying “Do NOT offer admissions under any circumstances,” according to documents obtained by CNN.

A second university agreed not to make the recommendation for Holmes’ admittance, though other officials suggested that he be admitted.

Holmes, 24, is accused of opening fire at an Aurora theater last month during a midnight premiere of the latest Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” killing 12 people and injuring 58 others.

He has been charged with murder and attempted murder and faces two weapons charges.